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THE Tate family’s long-standing domination of the village is threatened
this week by Tom King and his sons Carl, Jimmy and Matthew.
The new rivals snatch the crucial waste contract from under
Zoe’s nose and finally reveal themselves as serious rivals
for control of the area.
Tom is played by Ken Farrington, once known as Coronation
Street’s Billy Walker.
"It’s a great way to come into the show," says
Ken, who played Annie Walker’s hot-tempered son for 23
"Tom goes back a long way with the Tates. He’s
rich, ambitious and ruthless, and he’s determined to
Zoe catches Tom lurking outside Home Farm and is suspicious
until Tom explains he once worked with her father.
Then he reveals that he wants to buy the farm and is prepared
to pay over the odds. She snaps that it’s not for sale.
Zoe is more worried about the recent vandalism and calls in
the police. Scott tells them that Zak Dingle is the most likely
However, Zak has a good alibi and Zoe and Scott realise that
They also become aware that they face a formidable, but unnamed,
opponent for the council waste contract, so Zoe works hard
on her offer.
Carl tells Jimmy that the Tates are changing their bid and
Jimmy works on their own figures.
"The King tender wins out in the end," says Ken. "But
Tom still has his ambitions set on Home Farm."
The Kings negotiate to buy the Tate Trash trucks and when
Scott discovers that Carl is one of the King family who was
working undercover, he loses his temper and smashes him in